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The American Lady butterfly is similar to the Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui), but with 2 large (rather than 4 medium) eyespots on the underside hindwing. Adults nectar almost exclusively on flowers.
Southern U.S. - Migrates and temporarily migrates to the northern U.S.. Low vegetation; meadows, vacant lots, woodland edges. Host Plants: Sunflower family everlasting (Gnaphalium obtusifolium), pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea), plantain-leaved pussy toes (Antennaria plantaginifolia), wormwood (Artemisia), ironweed (Vernonia), and burdock (Arctium).
Observed on Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum).
Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012
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